To make up for the lack of Music Monday posts in recent weeks, today’s is SUPERSIZED and super awesome. Lets dig.
LA’s indie-pop loving Grouplove recently released their second album entitled Spreading Rumours and there is zero sophomore slumping to be found on this disc. Not only does it keep in line with their signature gang-of-pop-misfits structure, but the band dives into other territories as well, testing the waters with dub-step, Pixies-style alternative and tongue-twisting, spitfire lyrics. The disc is remarkably strong throughout and the energy is contagious. Here’s my favorite cut, “Borderlines and Aliens” – (the “arigato” lyric WILL invade your life):
Everyone’s favorite Kiwi, Lorde, has finally unleashed her first full-length studio album - Pure Heroine came out last week and can now be tracked down on Spotify. While “Royals” is starting to show its age (it’s on the radio now – only a year too late!), it’s the newer single “Tennis Court” that is all the rage now…at least in my car. It’s a similar track to the former in terms of style and delivery, yet she still proves that this 16-year-old is wise beyond her years. The video kinda freaks me out (not a fan of the get-up and creepy staring), but hey, she caught our attention and now she demands it.
Brooklyn synthpop duo Holy Ghost! also released a sophomore album earlier this month and it. is. fantastic. It’s cohesive, tight, and just as fun as their debut. I love it all so much that I really can’t pick out a standout, so I’ll play it safe and post the single, “Dumb Disco Ideas.” Fans of the self-titled will definitely want to check out the second release. Total danceparty.
Mondays suck, but music does not. Plug those headphones in and drown out the world around you.